This is a spiritual practice. It has been given to Humanity so it might be able to respond to the growing planetary necessity for Human Unity and Cooperation. We are encouraged to undertake Steps to Knowledge. This site is a simple aid to introduce people to this practice. There is much more to learn for anyone who becomes a student. As a Steps student since June 27, 1999, I am a witness for its benefit. Tom Christoffel
I will accept the mystery of my life. Step 137 - Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing ~ Spiritual Practices
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will accept the mystery of my life. Step 137 (MP3) [Open in Drive or copy to
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will accept the mystery of my life. Step 137
LIFE IS A MYSTERY. Your origin, your purpose here and your destination when you
leave are very mysterious. They can only be experienced to be comprehended. How
can you, at this given moment, understand the mystery of your life? You would
have to be at the end of your life to understand what has transpired thus far,
and you are not at the end of your life in the world. You would have to see the
world from your Ancient Home to understand the true meaning of the world. You
are in the world now, so you must be present to the world. Yet, this mystery
can be experienced and must be experienced. You cannot understand it at this
moment, but in this moment you can experience it fully. Within this experience,
it will yield to you all of the things that you now need to take the vital step
that is waiting for you to take.
DO NOT BURDEN YOUR MIND with the requirement of understanding, for you will
seek the impossible and will only confuse yourself and add to the burden of
your thinking. Rather, give yourself to experience the mystery of your life
with wonder and appreciation that the world is far greater than what your
senses have reported thus far and that your life is far greater than what your
judgments have determined.
THIS IDEA UPON THE HOUR and practice your RAHN meditation twice today with
great depth and sincerity. Allow your practice today to reaffirm your
commitment to Knowledge, for you need only follow the steps as they are given.
137: Two 30-minute practice periods. Hourly practice.
good deal of information is presented in this Step, bringing together threads
already introduced. The first time one can mostly just read the words. Great
understanding may be had though, with greater in the future.
is St. Paul's Chapel at Broadway and Fulton Street, New York City. It was
founded in 1766 as a chapel-of-ease according to the website. One might visit historic
churches, mosques, temples or synagogues simply as a tourist, but other
connections may be experienced.
If this is your first time seeing one of the “Steps to Knowledge”,
then welcome. There are 365 Steps, daily spiritual practices if one seeks to
complete them in a year, but that is not necessary. They can be used by people
of any religious tradition or no religious tradition. They will help one to
become mindful in the world.
The Step today is from the book: Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing. The practices were
brought to the world through Marshall Vian Summers, The Messenger for The New
Message From God. Important background for the Steps is in: “Greater Community Spirituality” and the “Wisdom Books - I and II”.
Hard copies are available from the New Knowledge Library Store. The
Society for the New Message from God also has a Free Book Project. If you need
the books now, PDF files can be found here: http://goo.gl/RJuuGP
Keeping a journal is recommended. If you have a Steps book,
write your reactions and comments, highlight or underline points that strike
you, and date the note. In this way, your Steps book can be a partial journal.
Using the PDF, you can print out pages as you need them, or use
the software to maintain a digital copy where you can enter notes and highlight
text that stands out.
Other modern methods of keeping a journal include having a
document on your PC or phone to keep notes. You could send yourself an email or
use the voice recorder function. It is important to capture insights and
reactions because it is by this means that you can understand change. Sometimes
it may just be a word or short phrase, an image or a scene.
To end this post I again offer the blessing: "May the presence
of the Teachers be with you." In the invocative language of Knowledge this
blessing is: "Nasi Novare Coram" (pronounced NAH-see no-VAHR-ay
The short form of Nasi Novare Coram used by students is NNC.
P.S. Often it takes 18 months to get through the Steps once. For
this blog, the pace is one-a-day, but it really makes no difference how fast
you do it, only that you begin, persist and repeat. Posts linked below provide
a trail that may let you have a virtual companion when and if you want one. One
may have to study alone, as I did in the beginning. There are other Steps
students blogging their experience and you might find a person more like you as
a companion, or use a number of such Steps journeys.
Doing Steps with only the texts, messages and your life
experience, including what you may have studied and practiced is your journey.
I’m showing Step comments after the Step, so as not to influence anyone in
advance. It is a wilderness trek to be left to your own wits, but then you can
also listen more closely for guides, angels and teachers, always first saying:
“I surround and protect myself with the Love and the Grace of God.” Thankfully,
I was taught this practice in 1989.